The Resource Center organizes resources around 7 green economy “Sectors” and 7 “Topics.”
Search by sector or by topic, or across all sectors and/or all topics. Or search by keyword at the top right of this page.
What are the Criteria?
Resources that are included in the SEED Center have been reviewed by the TAG and meet the following criteria:
- Accessible and available for colleges to model and/or customize to their local labor markets
- Not to be used as a means to market individual consultants or their products to AACC members
- Promote colleges becoming generally more innovative
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Demand for green building services has steadily increased over the years. Industry owners want to make a less detrimental impact on the environment. They want to decrease their carbon footprint, so they opt for structures that incorporate recycled materials and use less energy to create. Your clients may want green building options and other clients may not be interested or are worried about associated costs, so it can be challenging to market to them. Use this resource to understand different strategeis for understanding and selling green building services.
Hydrogen produced with renewable energy sources – or “green” hydrogen – has emerged as a key element to achieve net-zero emissions from heavy industry and transport. Along with net-zero commitments by growing numbers of governments, green hydrogen has started gaining momentum based on low-cost renewable electricity, ongoing technological improvements and the benefits of greater power-system flexibility.
Hydrogen-based fuels previously attracted interest mainly as an alternative to shore up oil supply. However, green hydrogen, as opposed to the “grey” (fossil-based) or “blue” (hybrid) varieties, also help to boost renewables in the energy mix and decarbonise energy-intensive industries.
This report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) outlines the main barriers that inhibiting green hydrogen uptake and the policies needed to address these. It also offers insights on how to kickstart the green hydrogen sector as a key enabler of the energy transition at the national or regional level.
Greentech Media delivers market analysis, business-to-business news and conferences that inform and connect players in the global clean energy market. Their coverage extends across the clean energy industry with a focus on solar power and the electric utility market’s evolution. Greentech Media’s industry-leading coverage is provided by world-class journalists and a global network of expert contributors, supported by a team of analysts from their market intelligence arm, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables.
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The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) is an intergovernmental organisation that supports countries in their transition to a sustainable energy future, and serves as the principal platform for international cooperation, a centre of excellence, and a repository of policy, technology, resource and financial knowledge on renewable energy. IRENA promotes the widespread adoption and sustainable use of all forms of renewable energy, including bioenergy, geothermal, hydropower, ocean, solar and wind energy in the pursuit of sustainable development, energy access, energy security and low-carbon economic growth and prosperity.
IRENA provides a number of up to date publications on renewable energy topics, which are free to read. Topic sectors include the benefits and costs of renewable energy, climate change, energy transition, off grid for energy access, finance, heating and cooling, innovation, islands, policy, power, statistics, and transport.
Interest in creating a greener and more sustainable future has never been higher. To complement this growing interest, quality career resources are needed. This article on Green and Sustainability Jobs and Career Resources provides perspectives and resources to enhance career advising efforts for green and sustainability jobs.
The Library organizes the 200 Security & Sustainability Forum webinars into series supported by sponsors. There are also some one off sponsored. Click the webinar name to access the landing page with information about the panel and topic and watch the recording for each webinar. A wide range of sustainability topics are covered.
Newtrient is a convener of experts spurring new technologies in dairy manure management. They work with dairy farmers to find the right solution for their farm, in their market. They link product developers and technology firms with the dairy industry. Newtrient works to create an organized market that takes manure from barn to field to product to market, while supporting healthier, more environmentally responsible communities.
Visit their website for webinars, news, technology highlights, and more.
Despite overall decline, clean energy remains the biggest job creator across America’s energy sector, employing nearly three times as many workers as work in fossil fuel extraction and generation. More Americans still work in clean energy than work as middle and elementary school teachers, bankers, farmers or real estate agents. Median hourly wages for clean energy jobs also are about 25 percent higher than the national median wage, and also pay better than most fossil fuel extraction jobs.
This World Bank-UNEP joint event was designed to employers and educators connect to prepare the workforce for the green economy. The clean energy transition is creating new job opportunities around the world. With the rapid expansion of renewables and energy efficiency, along with technology disruptions, the needed skill sets of tomorrow’s workforce are going to be significantly different. How can the private sector connect with educational and training institutions to prepare the workforce for clean energy and the green economy?
The intended audience for this webinar was businesses and organizations in the green economy and clean energy sectors, higher education institutions, and workforce developers. This webinar provided two opportunities: for private sector employers to share what businesses need in their new hires; and for employers and educators to streamline communications about curricula and recruitment. The event also discussed the policies, processes, and incentive mechanisms (within the private sector, education, and the labor market) required to support the development of the green workforce.
Read the webinar report here: World Bank UNEP Webinar Report: Connecting Sustainable Energy Businesses with Education
View resources from the webinar here: Resources from World Bank- UNEP Webinar For Green Workforce
Millions of Americans work on the energy infrastructure that powers the U.S. and in the buildings that power our economy. That infrastructure and those buildings work best when a skilled workforce connects the wires, pours the concrete, turns the dials, establishes setpoints, and seals the gaps. Through Better Buildings, DOE works with organizations to support and grow our energy efficiency workforce by connecting to training, education, and job opportunities. They have collected resources, information, and other materials to help you address your workforce needs and take the next step toward an impactful career in energy efficiency.
Explore career guidance, credentials, training, internships, webinars, and more.
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